Well, it seems Americans are in this mess for much longer than expected.
Most people I know are wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
But as with the proverial rotten apple…
It took awhile for it to sink in that life, as I have known and enjoyed it, will not return anytime soon.
The worst part is not seeing my two grandchildren ages 9 and 3.
I am glad that I was able to visit the 9-year old in February.
In fact, it was one of my best trips to Denver.
I last time I saw the 3-year old was at Thanksgiving in Alabama. I went for her Mother’s funeral and stayed a few weeks.
She and I video chat but it is not nearly enough.
There is so much that I took for granted such as the availability of flights back and forth to Denver and Alabama.
A long road ahead, but not a never ending road.
I am currently the daily caretaker for my terminally-ill daughter in law.
She is at home in hospice care.
Our days go on mostly unchanged.
Continue reading “Tuesday, 9.24.2019” →
“Everyone has setbacks, disappointments and missed opportunities.
But wallowing in the past and focusing on the negatives is a sure way to doom your future.
So put the past behind you and embrace today as the beginning of your new season.” — Edward T. Creagan, M.D. Mayo Clinic
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In A Nurse & A Purse…Beware ! I wrote about the dangers to women from predatory men.
Just recently, I learned that a grandmother whom we all thought had her act together fell prey to a much younger man. Continue reading “Casanova Strikes Again” →
At my annual physical exam, my doctor shared with me the story of a small growth that he had ignored years ago.
He was too busy in medical school to have to have it removed.
Continue reading “Exasperating Men” →
Still learning after all these years.
When I was young, I thought I would know just about everything by the time I graduated from college. Continue reading “Thoughts at 10,000 Feet*” →
She’s a bitch.
I don’t like her. I try to avoid her.
Yet, this woman taught me something valuable. Continue reading “No time for this!” →
Even though I live in Oregon, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) is one of my favorite radio stations. Thanks to the Internet, I stream WPR programs daily.
Continue reading “Chapter A Day” →
I looked twice when I saw the date. May 5, 2034.
This was the maturity date for a bond.
How many years is that from today? 16 Continue reading “2034” →
With apologies to Charles Dickens.
In many ways, 2017 was the best of times for me.
Then in the last eight months, it was the worst of times bringing terrible grief.
Now on the last day of 2017, I am looking forward with guarded optimism to 2018.
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